Over the years of my vaporish span on earth, I have studied the lives and habits of many of histories top performers. This study is not limited to religious workers of various sorts.
Napoleon would not be considered a religious figure, though the English did associate him as being the Devil in disguise. The list of such men and women who are NOT acquainted with “lazy” is immense.
Outstanding historical figures seem to have one thing in common; they learned how to maximize the use of the time allotted to them.
John Wanamaker was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1838 and lived until December 12, 1922. During his walk on Terra Firma, he became known as the pioneer of the Retail business, founder of the nations largest Sunday School, a YMCA leader and a fervent witness for Jesus Christ. He also served four years as the Postmaster General of the United States, during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison. Mr. Wanamaker also contributed vast amounts of money to and through the church of his persuasion, the Presbyterians. (Hey, no one is perfect).
Successful people do not sit around trying to think, “What’s next?”
John Wanamaker followed a habit that is noticeable in all high achievers as he revealed to a reporter who asked him how he managed to get so much done:
"When I weary of one detail, I turn to another, and there is rest of mind in that."
An earlier time management expert, Ivy Lee told businessman, Charles Schwab one secret to quadruple his effectiveness. The secret: Each evening write down the ten most important things you have to do tomorrow, place the most important at the top then number them in order of importance. Work on #1 till finished, then progress to the next. After three months Schwab mailed a check to Mr. Lee for $25,000. According to Dollar Times here’s today’s value:
“Adjusted for inflation, $25,000.00 in 1933 is equal to $470,465.65 in 2018.”
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Ephesians 5:16 “redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
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